“Lights Out” is a 2016 horror film directed by David F. Sandberg. The film centers around a family who is being terrorized by a supernatural entity that can only appear in the dark. The mother, Sophie (Maria Bello), has a history of mental illness and the entity seems to have a connection to her past. Her daughter, Rebecca (Teresa Palmer), tries to uncover the truth behind the entity and how to defeat it before it destroys her family.
“Lights Out” received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its use of suspense and jump scares. The film was noted for its effective use of the premise and its ability to create tension and scares through the simple concept of turning the lights on and off. The performances of the cast, particularly Teresa Palmer and Maria Bello, were also commended.
“Lights Out” did not receive any major awards or nominations.
“Lights Out” was a commercial success, grossing over $148 million worldwide against a budget of just $5 million. The film was widely popular among horror fans for its effective use of scares and suspense. It spawned a sequel, “Lights Out 2,” which is currently in development.
|Directed by||David F. Sandberg|
|Produced by||James Wan Lawrence Grey Eric Heisserer|
|Screenplay by||Eric Heisserer|
|Based on||Lights Out
by David F. Sandberg
|Starring||Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Maria Bello,|
|Music by||Benjamin Wallfisch|
|Edited by||Kirk Morri
|New Line Cinema RatPac-Dune Entertainment Atomic Monster Productions Grey Matter Productions|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date||June 8, 2016 (Los Angeles Film Festival) July 22, 2016 (United States)|
|Running time||81 minutes|
|Box office||$148.9 million|